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Wills - Ceates / Keates


The Will of Richard Ceates - 18 July 1697



July ye 18th 1697

In ye name of God amen I richard Caetes of East lullworth Being veary sheke & weacke of bodey but of good & parfecket Memory doth commit my bodey to ye earth & my sole into ye handes of God all Mitey & my bodey to be Bueried in ye Churchyard of East Lullworth

Imprimis I gave to my daftar anne ye wiufe of willam peney ye some of on shilling  It I gave to my sone willam caetes all ye colle bages  It I gave to my sone Richard Cates ye some of on shilling  It I gave to my daftar Rachell ye some of one shilling  It I gave to my sone tomas cates ye some of one shilling  It I gave to my daftar sushana ye some of one shilling  Itam I gave to my sone Edward cates ye some of one shilling

Imprimis I gave unto my sone James Ceates all my goodes & Cheles & Leses & stocke & goodes with thien & without that I dey prosest of home I make my sole Executar of this mey Laste will & testment & all bondes & billes & deptes

I desiear my good frinde home I make & desiear to be my trostee of this my Laste will & teste ... Dunning to stand frinde to my pooear Chidren home I shall Leave in ye handes of my Execter

The marcke of Richard (R) Ceates

sined & delivered in ye presentes of us

Edward Dunning

the Marcke of Marey Whamey

21o May 1698o
Juirat fuit Extor
Qod Nobis
Car Sloper

(Dorset Record Office: MIC/R/188 DA 1698 23)


Will kindly transcribed by Caroline Gurney


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